United Press is actually a reputed news agency that carries with itself an experience of a hundred years. Established in 1907, this news agency was at precisely the same league as some of the most prominent and successful news agencies including Reuters and Associated Press. The primary publication of the United Press was its afternoon newspapers which were very comprehensive and carried information of all spheres such as sports, entertainment, health, world news etc. Though with the decline in newspaper publication because of the increased popularity of news on the television, United Press went on the road of decline. However, by the year 2000, this news agency was bought over by the company News World Communication and this activity brought about a significant change in the fortunes of United Press International.
Following the incorporation of the news agency within the umbrella of News World Communication, there were a number of changes which were incorporated within the format of the publication. The publication began exploring opportunities past the arena of domestic and international news and made its foray in the world of sports, entertainment, business, science and health. It also aimed to get to a wider audience and hence began filing its news articles nit just in English but in Arabic and Spanish too.
Along with this alteration of format United Press started to expand globally and established offices in countries including London, Beirut, Santiago, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul having its headquarters tucked away in Washington D.C. They chose Washington as the location for establishing their headquarters simply because this state was the hub of all the policy making organizations irrespective of them being government bodies or non government bodies. It is due to the exhaustive, in dept, comprehensive and qualitative information that this news agency provides that it has achieved the status to become one of the major providers of important information to a number of organizations such as media units, business houses and a lot of government organizations.
The news content and stories are published each day on their own active website called upi.com. This website has a very wide reach and it has an online audience that is growing at a fast rate. It’s been estimated that almost over 2.8 people visit this website each month and they have been seeing a consistent surge in these numbers.
The reason for this ever increasing reader base can be attributed to the wide range of products that this news agency offers in 2 formats; one that of news analysis along with the other that of news briefs. Apart from this in addition they function as a sports news agency, a business news agency, a science and health news agency etc, providing detailed reports and sector analysis of every of these divisions. Apart from offering case specific information, the United Press news agency has on offer a more traditional news format called News track that collates information from all of the news sources.